italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pours a clear ruby. Nice funk and slight soapiness with plenty of cherry sourness. Barnyard and lactic finish. Slight tang with plenty of tartness. Really nice!
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice ruby/brown color with a lingering white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is dominated by sour fruit, not picking up any oak or malt aromas. Tatse, like the aroma, is strong with tart fruits, apples, cherries, and pear notes with a slightly oakish finish. Pretty good offering, nice sour funk here.
t8dd (44) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bottle poured into a tulip. Notes of wood, dried cherries on the nose. Clear deep ruby red with no head and very minimal lacing. Sour, dark jammy fruits, wood, slight funk, apples. Dry finish. Really good.
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SpongeRuiner (702) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle. Pours a very dark red color. A foamy carbonation on the mouthfeel. An immediate candy feel tartness. Flavor dissipates quickly. Very dry finish. Not bad.
DrSilverworm (6322) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Mmm... Awesome blue berry, bourbon-vanilla, oaky tannic aroma. Nice bigger sour taste, satisfyingly sour. Totally clear amber color. Minimal off-white head, no lace. Bigger body. Good, smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Hint of chocolate, some good darker nutty malts, especially in the aftertaste. Very tasty stuff. Awesome long sour complex aromatic aftertaste.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a nice dark purple color but as it settles its an ugly purple/brown, a light tan head, very watery... smells shockingly good, sour, grapes and oak, a tad sweet and generic but surpassed anything I dreamed for a New Holland Sour... the taste is really sour, its a light pucker that almost robs it of flavor, grapes, oak, the finish is a bit flat, but this isn’t bad...
tmoreau (2384) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 2012 bomber, poured to snifters with a clear, mahogany color, a light layer of head foam that quickly diminished to a bubbly ring, and light spots of lacing. The taste was a touch of vanilla and tart cherry. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, yet some nice prickliness on the tongue, the taste was sour cherry, with tanniny astringency, and faint & fleeting hints of caramel and light grain as graham cracker? The oak prompted a pleasant dryness throughout. Very impressed!
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours out a root beer color with a small white head. Aroma is of tart sour fruits, Brett, berries and some oak. Taste is complex, derived fruits, tart, funky Brett, berries, oak, mild lingering acidic notes.
Dogbrick (8023) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 2012 bottle (#15) at the Ale Wine & Spirits beer tasting on 10/24/2013: The beer is a cloudy reddish-brown color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Cherry, oak and yeast in the nose. Medium-bodied with a moderately tart black cherry character and notes of earthy malt, oak and slight vinegar. The finish is tart with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a dark red with an off white head. tart grape with a bit of a oak taste #gabf